Publisher Search Press
Format BC Paperback
Dimensions 222mm x 222mm
Page Extent 176
Pub Date September 2018
The new and up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive pottery book by ceramics expert Peter Cosentino.
Inside, discover all the major pottery techniques used the world over, from time-honoured traditional methods to exciting new developments. These include coiling, combing, resist decoration, sgraffito, slabbing and texturing clay. Once you've learnt these essential techniques, put your new skills into practice with a wealth of inspirational examples, ranging from bowls, vases and cups, to plaques, spheres and sculpture.
In addition, advice on materials and equipment is provided to help you on your crafting journey, including kilns, glazes, moulds and more. Finally, a gallery of stunning images is featured throughout the book, demonstrating an array of beautiful designs by established potters and ceramicists that will inspire both beginner and experienced potters.
About the Author
Peter Cosentino was born in Lauria, Southern Italy in 1951 and came to the UK in 1956.
Teacher trained in art and design at Wocester College of Education, he taught in secondary schools until 1979 when he left teaching to set up his pottery workshop in Yardley, Birmingham. He opened and craft pottery shop/gallery 'Gallery 21'
In 1981 he was appointed lecturer of ceramics at Bletchley College (now part of Milton Keynes College) where he went on to establish the first full time Art and Design Courses.
He was appointed Head of School of Art and Design at Rugby College (now part of Warwickshire College) and left education in 2006 to return to producing ceramics full time.
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